Composite Fillings

Tooth Colored Restorations

Old amalgam fillings and restorations are unattractive and  contain mercury.

Dr. Frahm restores the health of teeth using non-toxic solutions such as composite, ceramic and porcelain. If you have amalgam fillings and restorations over 10 years old, now is a good time to consider replacing them.

With today’s state of the art materials, Dr. Frahm creates beautiful and healthy restorations to keep you smiling for a lifetime.  

Before After

WHY ARE FILLINGS NECESSARY?

Cavities and small fractures leave many teeth with defects that progress over time if untreated.

In the past, metal restorations served a need but left many teeth discolored as the metal leached into the tooth and cracked from the wedging effect of the metal.

Today, tooth-colored composites blending into tooth structure provide an excellent option for restoring defects. Composites can often be placed in thinner layers than metal, preserving more of the natural tooth. 

FORM & FUNCTION

Composites serve both functional and aesthetic roles, often at the same time. For example, a cavity invading the front of a tooth along the gum line may be visible in your smile. By gently cleaning out the soft, discolored area the decay ceases to destroy healthy mineral surfaces. And when a composite shade matching the tooth is sculpted into place, the tooth looks better than ever.

Composites contain a mix of liquid resin embedded with finely ground glass particles. After being molded against conditioned tooth structure, blue light applied directly to the composite leads to a firm set within seconds. Shaped and polished, a high shine reflecting the beauty of natural enamel results in an invisible restoration: strong, smooth, conservative. 

Contact Us

If you are ready to schedule your dental makeover consultation with Dr. Sarah Frahm, please call 831-372-8011 today or contact our concierge care team. We are happy to serve patients throughout the communities of Monterey, Carmel, and Pacific Grove.

Give Us a Call

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8am-5pm

Location: 660 Camino Aguajito #201
Monterey, California 93940

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